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[wil-fuh l] /ˈwɪl fəl/
Related forms
wilfully, adverb
wilfulness, noun
unwilful, adjective
unwilfully, adverb
unwilfulness, noun Unabridged
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  • It offers the removal of the wilful misconduct barrier, and instead an effective unlimited liability.
  • Your wilful confusing of public interest with what would interest the prurient inevitably meant you screwed the public.
  • Most of the denier position can be attributed wilful ignorance or greed.
  • The reading above is a shadow of an obsession with externals or wilful misinterpretation.
  • For a wilful violation of this rule an attorney may be subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.
  • These violations are alleged to have been both negligent and wilful.
  • wilful means only that the defendant knowingly committed the act charged.
British Dictionary definitions for wilful


intent on having one's own way; headstrong or obstinate
intentional: wilful murder
Derived Forms
wilfully, (US) willfully, adverb
wilfulness, (US) willfulness, noun
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